The long cold winter is finally over and festival season is approaching fast. If you’re looking to start making arrangements for your summer motives then these festivals definetely need to be considered. The line up’s are looking better than ever so make sure you try and attend at least one of these this year.
Lost and Found Festival (Malta) 3-6 May
This one just keeps getting better and everyone needs to get involved.Wether you’re a house head, grime head, or wanna release your inner yardie – this line up has got you. To top that, it’s in Malta.
We Are Festival (Upminster) 25-27 May
Last year We Are FSTVL introduced Grime and UK Rap artists to the line up and it was a massive success. With Yungen, Mostack and Kojo Funds on the line up, it’s due to be the ultimate wave. Tickets here
Field Day (London) 1-2 June
London festivals are looking so strong this year. Erykah Badu is going to be performing in my city – it’s madness. After watching Nao perform at Parklife last year and seeing how she had the crowds mesmerised, I’m so happy that she’s playing Field Day. AJ Tracy, Barley Legal and Mr Jukes are just some of the other names on the line up this year. Tickets here.
Parklife (Manchester) 11-12 June
Parklife never ever disappoints with the line up. With acts such as Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, Craig David, Major Lazer,Stromzy and Kano on the line up, Manchester is defintley the spot to be. Bring your wellington boots and expect to see mud, fun and sun at Parklife.
Strawberries and Creem Festival (Cambridge) 16 June
Where to even begin with this one, Strawberries and Creem was definitely my favourite UK festival of 2017. The line up this year is a madness with UK acts Not3s, Ghetts and House Gospel Choir and T-Pain headlining. I can already picture the shutdown that will occur when “Buy U a Drank” drops. Tickets here.
Wireless Festival (London) 6-8 July
This is 100% the best Wireless line up to date. Big Sean, Party Next Door, Stormzy, J Cole the list is so long but every name on the line up has me gassed. Tickets to wireless have officially sold out on the website, however you can still grab you ticket from resale websites. Tickets here.
Lovebox (London) 13-14 July
Lovebox is in a new location this year in Gunnersbury Park and I can’t wait. Living up to its name, this festival always has a great atmosphere. Plus N.E.R.D are one of the headliners; what more do I need to say? Tickets here.
Bestival (Dorset) 2-5 August
August is a busy month and the time where summer is In full swing, start your August off properly with Bestival. London Grammar, Stefflondon, Grace Jones, and that’s literally just a few. The Bestival line up is looking great this year. Hailing itself as “the most colourful show on earth”. It’s not just a music festival, you can jump on rides and relive childhood memories. Grab your ticket here.
Words: Shannon Graham